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Watlington Players’ panto supports parental charity

This year’s pantomime from the Watlington Players is the iconic Sleeping Beauty.

With a change to its schedule, this panto is to be performed in February, and the cast have loved having the extra rehearsal time to perfect their dance routines and make the magical set.

A sleeping Princess, a witch and three unconventional fairies; plus a doting royal Nanny, two comic villains and a dashing Prince.

Pictured are Fairies Daisy, Violet and Rose with volunteers from the NCT and their children. (27283546)
Pictured are Fairies Daisy, Violet and Rose with volunteers from the NCT and their children. (27283546)

All of these elements combine to make this comic retelling of the story of Sleeping Beauty.

The Players are also supporting the NCT West Norfolk Branch this year, and the magical Fairy Daisy, Violet and Rose have been casting some good luck spells on the charity.

The NCT (National Childbirth Trust) is the UK’s leading charity for parents for the first 1,000 days, right through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

They bring together new parents into the community and help to support vital and lasting friendships.

A collection will be made after every one of the six performances to support them.

“The rehearsals have been very strong, with the cast often in fits of giggles over the many fun jokes,” comments director Megan Abbott.

“Choreographers Jess and Mandi Field have also done a fantastic job in bringing to life movement for toe-tapping numbers such as Twist and Shout, Thriller, You Can’t Stop the Beat and I’m a Survivor,” she added.

Tickets for the show are available from www.watlingtonplayers.com or by calling 0333 666 3366 (a small booking fee is applied).

The show is being staged in February at Watlington Village Hall on Saturday 15th at 3pm and 7.30pm, Sunday 16th at 3pm, Friday 21st at 7.30pm and Saturday 22nd at 3pm and7.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £8 for concessions. Family tickets (two adults/two children) are priced at £30.

More information can be found on the Players’ website or Facebook page.

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